1. UK must “do more” to distance itself from US drone programme, says ex-GCHQ chief’s report
  2. UK urged to take action as abducted Brit enters 5th month of Ethiopian detention
  3. UK ‘aid for executions’ in spotlight as Pakistan set to restart hangings
  4. Thousands echo daughter’s Downing Street call to bring back mentally-ill Brit Mohammed Asghar
  5. US Defense Teams: European Nationals Facing the Death Penalty in the U.S.A.

UK must “do more” to distance itself from US drone programme, says ex-GCHQ chief’s report

on 22 October 2014

Drone from beneath

A report from a commission chaired by the former Director of GCHQ has called on the British Government to implement “safeguards” to ensure that UK drone personnel “remain compliant with international law.”

Citing the “sinister cultural and political salience” of US drone operations, the commission – which is chaired by Sir David Omand and was initiated by the University of Birmingham ...

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UK urged to take action as abducted Brit enters 5th month of Ethiopian detention

on 23 October 2014

Andargachew Tsege

Lawyers for the family of a Briton who was kidnapped and rendered in secret to Ethiopia have urged ministers to take action on his case, exactly four months since his abduction.

 

Andargachew ‘Andy’ Tsege (59), a father of three from London, has been held in incommunicado detention in Ethiopia since his kidnap by Ethiopian forces at Sanaa airport, Yemen, on ...

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UK ‘aid for executions’ in spotlight as Pakistan set to restart hangings

on 23 October 2014

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More than a hundred prisoners apprehended in UK-funded drug arrests are now facing execution in Pakistan, after a judge scheduled a hanging that would end the country’s 2-year death penalty moratorium.

A one-month stay of execution granted to Pakistani prisoner Shoaib Sarwar expires next Monday (27th October), leaving Mr Sarwar at imminent risk of death. The hanging, if it ...

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Thousands echo daughter’s Downing Street call to bring back mentally-ill Brit Mohammed Asghar

on 17 October 2014

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Some 70,000 people have signed a petition to be presented at Downing Street at 3.30 today (16th) by Jasmine Rana – the daughter of mentally-ill Brit Mohammed Asghar, who was recently shot in Pakistan while held on blasphemy charges. 

The petition, signed by Frankie Boyle, David Morrissey and Al Murray among others, calls on Prime Minister David Cameron to ...

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US Defense Teams: European Nationals Facing the Death Penalty in the U.S.A.

on 21 March 2013

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In 2012, Reprieve launched EC Project 2, funded by the European Commission. The Project identifies and assists European nationals facing the death penalty in the U.S. and around the world, and works with European governments and consular staff to assist their nationals.

In the U.S., we provide free and confidential support to capital defense teams. We also leverage ...

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